Friday, December 23, 2011

Cold wave grips north India, over 100 dead

Haridwar / Jalandhar, December 23 (ANI): The death toll due to intense cold that has gripped north India has crossed 100. Cold wave and dense fog that have led to low visibility have disrupted the normal life across the various north Indian states.

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Deaths from malaria are declining, but are they likely to disappear by 2015, as the WHO has hoped? | Drivers snowed in in northern Greece

Some 500 motorists were snowed in on the Egnatia Odos highway in Kozani overnight on Thursday and into the early hours of Friday, as emergency rescue teams battled snowstorms and ice that caused an articulated truck to veer out of control and tip over, blocking the busy thoroughfare.

Scary 'Santa the Arsonist' Warns About Climate Change - Softpedia

The Smithsonian has launched a new spooky voting competition, meant to award not the kindest, best-looking or most eco-friendly Santa Claus, but the scariest character ever designed and printed on a piece of paper.

Some of the photos included in the ample gallery are funny, others give us chills down our spine and make us hope Santa won't hurry down the chimney this year.

One of the most intriguing images is definitely the one entitled “Santa the Arsonist” is anticipating the devastating effects posed by climate change, seven decades before this subject made it under the spotlight all across the Globe.

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